Fireplace Fitter Gateshead Tyne and Wear (NE8): Installing a brand new fireplace or re-opening a disused fireplace in your Gateshead home is an effective way to add charm and a homely feel to any room. Cold winter evenings can become enjoyable as you relax in front of your fireplace surrounded by the crackling of firewood, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can even benefit from free hot water as well.
Before you start prising away at a blocked up chimney there are a few things you'll need to consider to make sure you can install your new fireplace in an efficient and safe way. Any work which is executed on your flue lining, fireplace, chimney breast and hearth must comply with the building regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. If you live in a listed building you'll also need to find out if planning permission is required from the local council before any work is started.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be able to do some of the work in renovating a bricked-up fireplace if you've got the ability needed, but safety and structural issues are often discovered which need to be resolved professionally. It might be your good fortune when you remove the covering from a disused fireplace to find a hidden treasure which requires nothing more than a quick clear out and a visit from a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going. More likely you'll come across crumbling brickwork that requires structural modifications and a blocked flue.
A wrongly installed fireplace can cause serious respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be put in by a specialist fireplace installer in Gateshead with the knowledge and experience to install it effectively. Airflow must be satisfactory in any room which has a fireplace; in fact it is a key requirement of the Building Regulations that this is so. Toxic carbon monoxide fumes can soon accumulate from a fire burning inefficiently in an inadequately ventilated space.
To safely get over any problems with air flow, vents could be installed in the room during a fireplace installation, to guarantee suitable oxygen levels reach the fire. They might have to install air vents in unused chimney flues which can trap moist air and cause damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
A huge amount of soot and dirt can be discharged from an old chimney when opening it up for renovation. It is sensible to remove any carpets, rugs and furniture from a room where you are going to uncover an old fireplace, to prevent them being damaged by muck, soot and dust that will be whipped up during the fireplace installation work. If you are performing a full renovation of a property or room, the fireplace ought to be opened up before any decoration or plastering works are dealt with. This avoids any discolouration damage to any renovated work you may have already finished.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you have revealed your old fireplace you'll have a better understanding of the work that needs to be done, and also be able to sweep the chimney and clear out any sections of hearth that may have been left in place. The first thing on your to-do list should be to contact a competent chimney sweep. They will not only ensure your chimney and flue are completely clean, but they can also determine the state of the chimney and flue liner and provide advice if you need to upgrade any part of the chimney and flue.
If it is necessary to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all Building Regulations must be followed to the letter. This kind of work needs to be accomplished by a competent tradesperson who is familiar with the appropriate building regulations and good construction practices.
In older buildings you may discover that the existing fireplace is too large for your purposes, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be required to adapt the opening. When you have successfully supported your fireplace with a lintel it is now possible to renovate or upgrade the hearth. In earlier times the hearth was normally sunken into the floor, however the latest building regulations require it to be raised above floor level. There are made to measure options to fit virtually any size and style of fireplace, or you can pick from a variety of common size and shape hearths to fit in with your decor.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will reveal the alternatives available for the different designs and styles of fireplaces. Every fireplace may not be suitable for your flue and chimney and it is wise to accept any guidance and advice offered by your installation team in relation to your particular circumstances.
Whether you go for an open fireplace, a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner will be based on the all round style you are trying to develop, your current decor and maybe, the age of your home. As an example, a wood burning stove looks amazing set back in an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, which highlights the charm of the stove and also deflects the heat into the room to good effect.
If your Gateshead home does not have a chimney breast you've still got the option of a fireplace feature through the installation of a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. So long as you have an exterior wall through which a flue from the stove can be channeled, you don't need to have a pre-existing chimney structure to be able to experience a "real" fire.
ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL, GAS, OPEN OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
The feel and ambience of an open fireplace can't be surpassed, but what alternatives are available if this kind of fireplace is not possible in your Gateshead home?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with a range of fuels, (oil, wood, coal, gas) to create a unique focal point in your house in Gateshead. The AGA style is well known as being able to provide heating for an entire house, a constant hot water supply and a hob and oven all in one unit.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide array of different styles to suit any kind of property in Gateshead, and can even be freestanding. A back boiler is an additional benefit and can provide piping hot water for use around the home, or to provide heating in another area via a radiator.
Gas Fireplaces - Available in an assortment of designs to suit any home and are typically more efficient than wood burners. A Gas Safe registered contractor must maintain and fit any gas fireplace in your home, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).
Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to complement any house in Gateshead, can be easily fitted by any competent individual. Even if your room has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire can be installed that looks almost like a "real" fire with an authentic flame effect.
Open Fireplaces - A crackling fire is an eye-catching focal point for any room in your home and it has the capacity to burn almost any solid fuel that you can purchase. In earlier times an open fire may have had the reputation of being draughty, inefficient and smoky, but a skillfully fitted modern fireplace is a joy to behold while lounging in the warmth it provides.
Fireplace installation is available in Gateshead and also in: Dunston Hill, Springwell, Bensham, Sheriff Hill, Heworth, Saltwell, Eighton Banks, Harlow Green, Pelaw, Felling, Deckham, High Fell, High Felling, Wrekenton, Windy Nook, Mount Pleasant, and in these postcodes NE10 0UB, NE10 0DE, NE10 0QU, NE10 0UT, NE10 0EU, NE10 0NB, NE10 0DT, NE10 0AQ, NE10 0UW, NE10 0SH. Local Gateshead fireplace specialists will most likely have the telephone dialling code 0191 and the postcode NE8.
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Latest Tyne and Wear fireplace postings: Dhruv Conneely and Natalie Conneely recently enquired about opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new electric fire in Preston, Tyne and Wear. Erin and Ronald Rashid recently asked for a quote for re-opening and restoring an old fireplace in a detached house in Benton. Michelle Moroney and Reece Moroney recently requested a price quote for fitting a gas fire in a semi-detached house in Springwell, Tyne and Wear. Maiya and Leonardo Friend recently enquired about installing a wood burner in a cottage in Oxclose. Finn and Tanisha Mather recently asked for an estimate for opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new wood burner in a cottage in Brunswick, Tyne and Wear. Talha and Renae Perkins recently requested a price quote for fitting a multi fuel stove in Cleadon. Tyrell Lloyd and Abigail Lloyd recently enquired about getting a price for opening up an old fireplace and fitting a new multi-fuel stove in Whitburn. Troy and Summer-Rose Mccormack recently asked for a quotation for the installation of a wood burning stove in Dinnington.
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Fireplace installation was recently needed by folks living in Breckenbeds Road, Armitage Gardens, Cotswold Gardens, Dornoch Crescent, Thornley Avenue, Bolam Street, Smithyford, Alston Street, Colliery Road, Swan Court, Cemetery Road, Claremont Street, Tiverton Gardens, Springwell Road, Church Place, The Cedars, Bramhope Green, Stoneygate Gardens, Simonside Walk, Broom Court, Clavering Square, Derwent Gardens, Allhusen Terrace, Tyne View Place, Carlton Terrace, Aldsworth Close, Bartram Gardens, Dene Gardens, Torquay Gardens and these Gateshead postcodes: NE10 0UB, NE10 0DE, NE10 0QU, NE10 0UT, NE10 0EU, NE10 0NB, NE10 0DT, NE10 0AQ, NE10 0UW, NE10 0SH.
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